Blaine, Mary (McCrillis) (March 20, 1889 - February 3, 1923)

Sudden Death of Mrs. Mary Blaine

Douglas Budget - February 8, 1923

Douglas friends were shocked last Saturday when the news came of the death of Mrs. Mary Blaine, which occurred that morning at Salt Lake City. News of her death followed shortly after the first information that she was ill. She had gone to the hospital to be treated for what was supposed to have been the flu, which much later proved to be the small pox. She had been ill with the disease but a few days when death came.

Mrs. Blaine had been in Salt Lake but three months, having been transferred last November from the Douglas to the Salt Lake land office.

The body was brought to Douglas, arriving on Monday evening. Funeral services were held at the Hofmann Chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30, Rev. Father Patterson officiating. The pallbearers were Fred Helzer, Jesse Morsch, Roy Combs, Gene Combs, F.D. Brown and Wilkie Collins. Burial was in Douglas cemetery.

Mary McCrillis was born at Spencerville, O., March 20, 1889, the daughter of the late Dr. M.S. McCrillis and Mrs. McCrillis. The family soon after moved to Cheyenne, coming to Douglas in 1903. She attended the Douglas schools, being a member of the 1908 graduating class of the High School, and practically all of her life was lived in this city.

She is survived by a son, Russell, her mother, Mrs. Emma McCrillis, a sister, Mrs. James Moran of Glendo, and three brothers, Wallace of San Francisco, John of Columbus, O., and Phillip of Sheridan.

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